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Put On a New Face: Personal Surveillance Identity Prosthetic

Personal Surveillance Identity Prosthetic

Cameras and facial recognition systems are everywhere, even in places where you least expect them. Some people are all for it for the sake of security, while others feel like it’s an invasion of their privacy. If you agree with the latter, never going out–and hence, never showing your face in public again–isn’t a viable option. So instead you’re stuck with alternatives like Urme Surveillance’s identity prosthetic mask that literally lets you wear someone else’s face. Unfortunately, it does make you look a bit creepy in the process.

Other options include a paper mask (which are beyond obvious, but they will still hide your face from cameras) and the video facial encryptor, which covers your face with another one when you’re streaming video or when you’re making a video call.

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Ain’t What It Seems: Covert Motorcycle Security Camera

Motorcycle Security Camera

Security cameras come in different shapes and sizes. Some are extremely small, such as the ones installed in clocks and fixtures, for example. Others are large but still discrete, like this motorcycle security camera by Japan Security System Co. As the name implies, it’s a security camera in the shape of a motorcycle. Despite being much larger than your typical security camera, it relies on just that to keep a low profile.

They’re meant to be installed at the entrances of hotels and other establishments where it would be uncommon to find a motorcycle there. Instead of head and tail lights, it has off-the-shelf video cameras installed instead. Two side-facing cameras are also installed on the seat.Continue Reading

Black Hornet Looks Like a Toy, Is Actually a Military Drone

Black Hornet

You’ll never look at toy helicopters the same way again. The Black Hornet, officially named the “PD-100 Black Hornet Personal Reconnaissance System,” looks like the ones you commonly see at toy stores, but they’re actually surveillance drones that are controlled remotely by a soldier.

The drone was recently unveiled at the Association of the United States Army Expo in Washington DC, but it’s not something new for those on the field as it has already been used by British personnel in Afghanistan. Small enough to fit in the palm of a child, the Black Hornet can be used to scout for potential enemies, survey at-risk areas, and spy on suspects.

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Room Spy Bug Audio Surveillance Listening Device

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Let’s not get into the legality of this device. But if you have a need to listen in on conversations for whatever reason, the Spy Bug Audio Surveillance gadget pictured above should do the trick. About as small as a pack of matches, it accepts a SIM card, which means you can just call it anytime you want to eavesdrop. Better yet, you can set it so that anytime there’s a sound above 45dB within 10m, it calls you!

- Use with any mobile SIM card (We recomend Verizon Wireless): Insert the SIM card; conceal the device where it can’t be seen; dial the SIM card phone number from your phone; now you can listen in!

Again, not sure how legal something like this is in your jurisdictions, so use wisely. It’s $60.

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